Baby Donkey Kong III
Baby Donkey Kong's artwork from Mario Super Sluggers.
Full Name Baby Donkey Kong the Third
Aliases Baby D.K.
Star Child
Prince of the Jungle
Donkey Kong III
D.K. the 3rd
Big Monkey
Bodacious Beast
Prime Primate
Thrilla Gorilla
King of Swing
(Super) Donkey Kong
Residence Donkey Kong Island
Family Kong Family
Donkey Kong (future self)
Cranky Kong (grandfather),
Wrinkly Kong (grandmother),
Funky Kong (possible brother),
Swanky Kong (possible brother),
Donkey Kong Junior (father),
Diddy Kong (nephew),
Baby Kong (nephew),
Candy Kong (girlfriend)
Species Kong
Sub-Species Gorilla with a monkey tail
Gender Male
Affiliates Kong Family
Powers/Abilities Tremendous Strength,
Superb swinging and climbing skills,
Capable of using Bongos as weapons,
Producing destructive soundwaves through claps,
Blowing Gusts of Wind,
Expert Horn Player
Enemies Kremling Krew,
Games Yoshi's Island DS
Mario Super Sluggers

Baby Donkey Kong the Third is the present day Donkey Kong's younger self in Yoshi's Island DS. He was stolen from his treetop home by Kamek and his Toady army during their massive kidnapping spree for the Star Children (which DK is revealed to be). However, DK met the Yoshis and greatly helped them in their quest to defeat the Koopa Troop. He has a monogrammed bib, just like the current DK has a monogrammed tie. Baby DK is the most powerful of the babies.


Baby DK can climb vines and chains, and even hang onto a swinging rope to use the momentum to move forward. If the player presses ↓ and then the swallowing button (either Y or B depending on control settings), Baby DK can do a shoulder charge that can break through dirt walls, some enemies, and tough blocks. Eggs thrown by Yoshi have an explosive effect – it is possible to defeat more than one enemy, activate clouds, or grab items just out of reach by a wall by the mini-blast. When Yoshi ground pounds on poles, the pole goes all the way down on the first try, relating to Baby DK's power.

In Mario Super Sluggers, he is an unlockable playable character. He has a good chemistry with Baby Mario, Baby Luigi, Baby Peach, Baby Daisy, Yoshi, Dixie Kong, Tiny Kong and Funky Kong. With the Kritters and King K. Rool he has a bad chemistry. His chemistry with Donkey Kong and Diddy Kong is neutral.





  • It was unknown whether this was a younger modern day Donkey Kong or a younger Cranky Kong. However, considering he has a monogrammed bib similar to DK's tie, the current Donkey Kong and Mario are around the same age group and the striking resemblance to the current Donkey Kong, the former is the true intent and confirmed true.
  • Baby Donkey Kong has a tail (albeit a tiny one) unlike his adult self as it seems to have disappeared, likely due to being half ape and half monkey.
  • Real-life Gorillas reach the age to desire a child at 6–10 years old, and mature at 11-15 since they age 2-3 times faster than humans, by the time of Donkey Kong Jr. JR. would have already been older than Mario, and already old enough to have a son of his own (Baby Donkey Kong), that would later become modern Donkey Kong who would be a bit younger than Mario.
    • Mario is Age: 24 and regularly eats 1-Up Mushrooms that make him physically age slowly, while Donkey Kong is around Age: 11-20, in Tropical Freeze he is celebrating his 20th birthday as Donkey Kong Country came out in 1994.
  • Cranky Kong, Wrinkly Kong, Donkey Kong Jr., and Diddy Kong have conjoined eyes whereas modern Donkey Kong doesn't.